National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION

Tour: Vincent van Gogh

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image of Farmhouse in Provence image of La Mousmé image of The Olive Orchard
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image of Self-Portrait image of Roses image of Girl in White
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Overview

Vincent van Gogh was born and spent his childhood in the southern Netherlands, where his father was a minister. At sixteen he joined a well-known art dealership and remained seven years although he was not well suited to the business of art. Then, he worked in succession as a teacher, preacher, and missionary. While evangelizing in a poor coal-mining district he began to draw in earnest. Dismissed by church authorities in 1880, Van Gogh finally found his vocation in art.

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Captions

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1Vincent van Gogh, Farmhouse in Provence, 1888
2Vincent van Gogh, La Mousmé, 1888
3Vincent van Gogh, The Olive Orchard, 1889
4Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1889
5Vincent van Gogh, Roses, 1890
6Vincent van Gogh, Girl in White, 1890
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7Vincent van Gogh, Harvest--The Plain of La Crau, 1888